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From the Magazine: Vancouver-based Patkau Architects brings steel, concrete, and rigorous lines to a windswept cliffside site on Quadra island in British Columbia. [ARCHITECT]
Quote of the Day: "Like the corporate campus and plaza it shares, 1 World Trade speaks volumes about political opportunism, outmoded thinking and upside-down urban priorities. It’s what happens when a commercial developer is pretty much handed the keys to the castle. Tourists will soon flock to the top of the building, and tenants will fill it up. But a skyscraper doesn't just occupy its own plot of land. Even a tower with an outsize claim on the civic soul needs to be more than tall and shiny." —Critic Michael Kimmelman [The New York Times]
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Six More Stories for Monday:
Boston Globe's Sebastian Smee dissects the allure of Japanese architecture. [Boston Globe]
Zaha Hadid, Hon. FAIA, is designing a digital billboard in London for global advertising firm JCDecaux. [Dezeen]
A three-part series offers a glimpse into architecture and immigration in Southern California. [Los Angeles Times]
A Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign aims to introduce teens to architecture and urban design. [The Tennessean]
British architectural historian and preservationist Hermione Hobhouse died at 80. [The Guardian]
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The AIA's COTE Top Ten and Top Ten + Awards recognize innovative projects that incorporate sustainable design strategies, while educating the profession and the public about the increased value of buildings that protect the environment. Submissions are due Jan. 26.
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